My cat Apollo once loved Feringa Classic Meat Menu, but when its composition got worse, we started looking for alternatives. A few months ago a new mono-protein Feringa Pure Meat Menu appeared on the market.
Will the new Feringa meet the challenge? We tried with Apollo “Mixed Pack: 6 Varieties” (6 x 400 g) to find the answer to this question.
Do you know Feringa?
Feringa is Zooplus’s brand produced in a small family plant where the canned cat food is made of “human grade” meat. Feringa Pure Meat Menu is grain-free and a single source of protein.
- Chicken with Pumpkin & Catnip
- Rabbit with Parsnips & Catnip
- Lamb with Potato & Cat Thyme
- Salmon with Potato & Parsley
- Duck with Cottage Cheese & Valerian
- Veal with Broccoli & Dandelion
Composition and macronutrients analysis
Veal with Broccoli & Dandelion:
Ingredients: 97.8% veal (40% meat, 20% hearts, 20% liver, 10% lungs), 1.75% broccoli, 0.25% dandelion, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals.
Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 (300 IU), vitamin E (60 IU), zinc [as zinc sulphate monohydrate] (34mg), manganese [as manganous sulphate monoydrate] (2mg), copper [as cupric sulphate pentahydrate] (2mg), iodine [as calcium iodate anhydrous] (0.45mg), taurine (700mg), selenium (0.1mg).
|Analytical components in dry part of food||Reference values||Actual values|
|Protein||45 – 55%||51,42%|
|Fat||22 – 35%||33,33%|
Each variety differs from each other in its analytical composition and it is quite significant:
|Protein (%)||Fat (%)||Carbohydrates (%)|
|Reference values||45 – 55||22 – 35||max 5|
|Chicken with Pumpkin & Catnip||55.67||29.38||4.12|
|Rabbit with Parsnips & Catnip||54.14||20.48||16.09|
|Lamb with Potato & Cat Thyme||50||27.77||10.18|
|Salmon with Potato & Parsley||47.7||39.44||2.75|
|Duck with Cottage Cheese & Valer||46.33||40.82||2.75|
My cat’s opinion
It wasn’t a surprise that Apollo loved veal and chicken the most because those are his favorite flavors. However, I was surprised because Apollo approved salmon and he usually doesn’t like fish flavors. The duck came out poorest because Apollo didn’t want to try it at all.
- single source of protein, ideal for allergy sufferers
- large selection of flavors
- grain and soy free
- has a pleasant smell
- low taurine content – only 700 mg/kg
- too many carbohydrates in rabbit and lamb
Unfortunately it has too low taurine level and high carbohydrate levels what disqualify this food as a complete food. Anyway we will reach for veal and salmon as a diversifying addition.
FTC: All reviews on our blog will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, Apollo’s honest and unbiased opinion.